Junk Food Threatens Environment!


Following are the harmful effects of junk food on the environment:

Fuel consumption

In the US around 19 percent of total energy consumed in the country is used for producing food and supplying it to different places. Currently, most of the energy demand is met using nonrenewable sources of energy, making it important for us to look for ways to reduce the fuel consumption. Research shows that energy consumption can be lowered around 50 percent by the adoption of traditional farming and following a healthier diet pattern. The energy required to produce junk and processed foods is much more than what is used to produce staple foods. If Americans were to reduce their junk food consumption it would affect fuel consumption in a major way, and also substantially improve overall health.

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